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Pop Vs. Nü-Metal: The Battle For TRL

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Dave Holmes | May 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm
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Kygo, Mike Posner, And EDM’s Soft-Rock Phase

R.I.P. to the drop; long live the trop. The EDM explosion of this decade's early years is over, but electronic dance music continues to permeate…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2016 - 5:55 pm
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Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm
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Their Name Is Jonas: The Surprising Post-Disney Success Of Brothers Joe And Nick

Once upon a time there was a band called the Jonas Brothers. They were called that because they were three brothers, and their last name…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2016 - 3:51 pm
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This Is The Zayn Malik We’re Getting, So Deal With It

Can you believe it's only been four months since Zayn Malik launched his solo career with a juicy Fader cover story and a tantalizing instrumental…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 2:47 pm
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Watch Ariana Grande Debut “Be Alright” And Impersonate Jennifer Lawrence On SNL

Ariana Grande returned to Saturday Night Live last night, pulling double duty as the episode's host and musical guest. As expected, she performed her new…
Peter Helman | March 13, 2016 - 11:21 am
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Corny Pop-Rap Will Never Die

Macklemore flopped. We won't have official figures until a few days from now, but This Unruly Mess I've Made is only projected to sell about…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2016 - 5:06 pm
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The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise

Two years ago, a DJ duo called the Chainsmokers came blasting out of the gate with "#SELFIE," a soulless electro-house meme-song that soared to #16…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm
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Pop Genius Max Martin Gives Extremely Rare Interview To Accept Polar Music Prize

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from an employee of the Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri, asking a question about this Max Martin
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2016 - 10:28 am
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How Will Adele’s Astronomical Sales Influence The Music Industry?

Funny story: My sister-in-law was watching TV with her boyfriend recently when Adele appeared, as she has been wont to do this autumn, and the…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2015 - 4:50 pm
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Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”

When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: "A part of me…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm
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The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

You ever hear a song and think, "Yep, that's gonna be huge," even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey's "New…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Let us begin by appreciating -- if not in the "Yay!" sense, at least the "Wow!" sense -- that the Disney Channel cash cow behind…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 4:31 pm
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The Week In Pop: Jordin Sparks Makes The Leap

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
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The Week In Pop: A New Dad Weighs In On Macklemore’s New-Dad Song

If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing,…
Chris DeVille | August 6, 2015 - 3:45 pm
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The Week In Pop: The Weeknd Pop?

The #2 song in the country this week is "Can't Feel My Face," a pitch-perfect Michael Jackson homage co-produced by pop mastermind Max Martin. From…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm
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The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service's laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music's most…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2015 - 3:50 pm
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The Week In Pop: How OMI’s 3-Year-Old “Cheerleader” Finally Made It In America

The name Omar Samuel Pasley probably doesn't ring any bells. Girls haven't begun to dub themselves as their boyfriend's "cheerleader" yet in Instagram captions. Oh,…
Caitlin White | July 2, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there's no legitimate competition. This was…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm
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